Decree No. 4637, Of 21 March 2003

Original Language Title: Decreto nº 4.637, de 21 de Março de 2003

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DECREE N ° 4,637, DE March 21, 2003.

Approves the Regimental Framework and the Demonstrative Framework of the Cargos in Commission and Gratified Functions of the Ministry of Education, and gives other arrangements.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, in the use of the assignments conferring you the art. 84, incisos IV and VI, paragraph "a", of the Constitution, and in view of the provisions of the arts. 47 and 50 of the Provisional Measure n ° 103, 1 ° January 2003,

DECRETA:

Art. 1 ° Ficam approved the Regimental Structure and the Demonstrative Framework of the Cargos in Commission and the Gratified Functions of the Ministry of Education, in the form of Annexes I and II to this Decree.

Art. 2 ° In due process of the art. 1 °, stay remanded, in the form of Annex III to this Decree, the following posts in committee of the Group-Direction and Superior aides? DAS and Gratified Functions? FG:

I-from the Office of Management, Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, to the Ministry of Education, two DAS 102.4 ; two DAS 102.3 ; and two FG-2 ; and

II-from the Ministry of Education to the Office of Management, Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, nine DAS 101.4 ; five DAS 101.3 ; twelve DAS 101.2 ; three DAS 101.1 ; a DAS 102.5 ; five DAS 102.2 ; four DAS 102.1 ; five FG-1 ; and a FG-3.

Art. 3 The apostillations arising from the approval of the Regimental Structure of which it treats the art. 1º should occur within the period of twenty days, counted from the date of publication of this Decree.

Single Paragraph. After the apostillations provided for in the caput, the Minister of State for Education will be publishing, in the Official Journal of the Union, within thirty days, counted from the date of publication of this Decree, nominal relationship of the holders of the posts in committee of the Group-Direction and Superior-DAS, as referred to in Annex II, indicating, inclusive, the number of vacant posts, their denomination and their level.

Art. 4 The internal regiment of the Ministry of Education shall be approved by the Minister of State for Education and published in the Official Journal of the Union within ninety days, counted from the date of publication of this Decree.

Art. 5 ° This Decree comes into force on the date of its publication.

Art. 6 ° shall be repealed Decree No. 3,772 of March 14, 2001.

Brasilia, March 21, 2003 ; 182 ° of Independence and 115 ° of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA

Cristovam Ricardo Cavalcanti Buarque

Guido Mantega

ANNEX I

REGIMENTAL STRUCTURE OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

CHAPTER I

OF NATURE AND COMPETENCE

Art. 1º The Ministry of Education, the body of direct administration, has as a area of competence the following subjects:

I-national education policy ;

II-child education ;

III-education in general, understanding fundamental education, high school, higher education, youth and adult education, vocational education, special education and distance education, except military teaching ;

IV-evaluation, information and educational research ;

V-research and university extension ;

VI-magisterion ; and

VII-financial assistance to deprived families for the schooling of their children or dependents.

CHAPTER II

DA ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Art. 2º The Ministry of Education has the following organizational structure:

I-bodies of direct and immediate assistance to the Minister of State:

a) Cabinet ;

b) General Secretariat:

1. Subsecretive of Administrative Affairs ; and

2. Undersecretion of Planning and Budget ;

c) Legal Consulting ;

II-singular specific organs:

a) Fundamental Education Registry:

1. Department of Fundamental Education Policy ;

2. Department for Development of Fundamental Education Systems ;

3. Department of Fundamental Teaching Projects ; and

b) Secretary of Education Average and Technological ;

c) Superior Education Registry:

1. Department of Higher Education Policy ;

2. Department of Development of Higher Education ;

3. Department of Special Projects for Modernization and Qualification of Higher Education ; and

4. Department of Supervision of Higher Education ;

d) Secretary of Special Education ;

e) Secretary of Education to Distance:

1. Department of Education Policy to Distance ;

2. Department of Informatics in Distance Education ; and

3. Department of Production and Disclosure of Educational Programs ;

f) Registration of the National Exchange Program ;

g) Benjamin Constant Institute ; and

h) National Institute of Deaf Education ;

III-Representation in the State of São Paulo and in the State of Rio de Janeiro ;

IV-collegiate body: National Board of Education ; and

V-linked entities:

a) municipalities:

1. National Education Development Fund ;

2. National Institute for Studies and Educational Research Anísio Teixeira ;

3. Federal University of Bahia ;

4. Federal University of Paraíba ;

5. Federal University of Alagoas ;

6. Federal University of Campina Grande ;

7. Federal University of Goiás ;

8. Federal University of Itajubá ;

9. Federal University of Juiz de Fora ;

10. Federal University of Lavras ;

11. Federal University of Minas Gerais ;

12. Federal University of Pernambuco ;

13. Federal University of Santa Catarina ;

14. Federal University of Santa Maria ;

15. Federal University of São Paulo ;

16. Federal University of Uberland ;

17. Federal University of Ceará ;

18. Federal University of the Holy Spirit ;

19. Federal University of Pará ;

20. Federal University of Paraná ;

21. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ;

22. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ;

23. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ;

24. Federal Fluminense University ;

25. The Federal Rural University of the Amazon ;

26. The Rural Federal University of Pernambuco ;

27. Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ;

28. The School of Pharmacy and Odontology of Alfenas ;

29. Mossoró Agriculture Superior School ;

30. Faculty of Mineiro Triangle Medicine ;

31. Federal Integrated Colleges of Diamantina ;

32. Pedro II College ;

33. The Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow of Fonseca ;

34. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Bahia ;

35. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Paraíba ;

36. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Alagoas ;

37. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Bambuí ;

38. Federal Center for Technological Education of Bento Gonçalves ;

39. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Campos ;

40. Federal Center for Technological Education of Cuiabá ;

41. Federal Center for Technology Education of Goiás ;

42. Federal Centre for Technological Education of January ;

43. Federal Center for Technological Education of Mato Grosso ;

44. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Minas Gerais ;

45. Federal Center for Technological Education of Gold Black ;

46. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Pelotas ;

47. Federal Center for Technological Education of Pernambuco ;

48. The Federal Centre for Technological Education of Petrolina ;

49. Federal Center for Technological Education of Chemistry of Nilopolis ;

50. The Federal Centre for Technological Education of Rio Pomba ;

51. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Rio Verde ;

52. Federal Center for Technological Education of Roraima ;

53. Federal Center of Technological Education of Santa Catarina ;

54. Federal Centre for Technological Education of São Paulo ;

55. Federal Center for Technological Education of South Vicente ;

56. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Sergipe ;

57. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Uberaba ;

58. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Urutaí ;

59. The Federal Centre for Technology Education of the Amazon ;

60. Ceará Federal Technological Education Center ;

61. Federal Centre of Technological Education of the Holy Spirit ;

62. Federal Centre for Technological Education of the Maranhão ;

63. Federal Center for Technological Education of Para ;

64. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Paraná ;

65. Federal Centre for Technological Education of Piauí ;

66. Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio Grande do Norte ;

67. Federal Agrotechnical School Antônio José Teixeira-Guanambi-BA ;

68. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Alegre ;

69. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Alegrete ;

70. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Araguatins ;

71. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Barbacena ;

72. Federal Agrotechnical School of Barons ;

73. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Belo Garden ;

74. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Cáceres ;

75. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Castanhal ;

76. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Catu ;

77. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Ceres ;

78. Federal Agrotechnical School of Codó ;

79. Federal Agrotechnical School of Colatine ;

80. Federal Agrotechnical School of Colorado from the West ;

81. Federal Agrotechnical School of Concordia ;

82. Federal Agrotechnical School of Crato ;

83. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Iguatú ;

84. Federal Agrotechnical School of Inconfidants Viscount de Mauá ;

85. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Machado ;

86. Federal Agrotechnical School of Manaus ;

87. Federal Agrotechnical School of Muzambinho ;

88. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Rio de Rio ;

89. Federal Agrotechnical School of Clemente Salinas Medrado ;

90. Federal Agrotechnical School of Santa Inês ;

91. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Santa Teresa ;

92. Federal Agrotechnical School of St. Christopher ;

93. The Federal Agrotechnical School of San Gabriel of the Cachoeira ;

94. Federal Agrotechnical School of Saint John Evangelist Nelson de Senna ;

95. Federal Agrotechnical School of Saint Louis ;

96. Federal Agrotechnical School of Satuba ;

97. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Lord of the Bonfim ;

98. Federal Agrotechnical School of Sertan ;

99. Somber Federal Agrotechnical School ;

100. The Federal Agrotechnical School of Sousa ;

101. Federal Agrotechnical School of Uberland ;

102. Federal Agrotechnical School of Victory of Santo Anso João Cleopfas ;

103. The Federal Technical School of Palmas-TO ;

104. The Federal Technical School of Porto Velho ;

105. Federal Technical School of Moura Rolim ; and

106. Federal Technical School of Santarém ;

b) public foundations:

1. Foundation Coordination of Higher Level Personnel Improvement-CAPES ;

2. Joaquim Nabuco foundation ;

3. Federal Faculty Foundation of Medical Sciences of Porto Alegre ;

4. Foundation University of Brasília ;

5. Foundation University of Amazonas ;

6. Foundation University of Rio de Janeiro ;

7. Foundation University of Rio Grande ;

8. Foundation U Niversity Federal de Mato Grosso ;

9. Foundation Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul ;

10. Foundation Federal University of Gold Preto ;

11. Foundation Federal University of Pelotas ;

12. Foundation Federal University of Rondônia ;

13. Foundation Federal University of Roraima ;

14. Foundation Federal University of São Carlos ;

15. Foundation Federal University of Saint John Del Rei ;

16. Foundation Federal University of Sergipe ;

17. Foundation Federal University of Viçosa ;

18. Foundation Federal University of Acre ;

19. Foundation Federal University of Amapá ;

20. Foundation Federal University of the Maranhão ;

21. Foundation Federal University of Piauí ;

22. Foundation Federal University of Tocantins ; and

23. Foundation Federal University of the Valley of San Francisco ;

c) public company: Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre.

CHAPTER III

DA COMPETENCY OF ORGANS

I Section

of the Direct and Immediate Care Bodies to the Minister of State

Art. 3º The Cabinet competes:

I-attend the Minister of State in his political and social representation, deal with the public relations and the preparation and dispatch of his personal expediency ;

II-monitor the progress of the Ministry's projects of interest, in plotting in the National Congress ;

III-provide for the fulfillment of the consultations and the requirements formulated by the National Congress ;

IV-arrange for the official publication and dissemination of the matters related to the Ministry's acting area ; and

V-exercise other assignments that are committed to it by the Minister of State.

Art. 4º To the Executive Officer shall compete:

I-attend the Minister of State in the supervision and coordination of the activities of the members of the Ministry's structure and of the entities linked to it ;

II-supervising and coordinating activities related to the Federal Planning and Budget, Organization and Administrative Modernization Systems, Information and Informatics Resources Administration, Human Resources, General Services, Financial Administration and Accounting Services within the Ministry ; and

III-aiding the Minister of State in the definition of guidelines and in the implementation of the actions of the Ministry's area of competence.

Single Paragraph. The Executive Officer also exercises the role of the sector body of the Civil Personnel Systems of the Federal Administration-SIPEC, Organisation and Modernization Administrative-SOMAD, Information Resource Administration and Informatics-SISP, de General-SISG, Planning and Federal Budget, Federal Accounting and Federal Financial Administration Services, through the Subsecretaries of Administrative and Planning Affairs and Budget to her subordinates.

Art. 5º To the Subsecretion of Administrative Affairs competes:

I-plan, coordinate and supervise the execution of activities related to the Federal Systems of Organization and Administrative Modernization, Information Resources Administration and Informatics, Human Resources and Services General, within the Ministry ;

II-promote the articulation with the central organ of the federal systems referred to in the inciso I, and inform and guide the organs of the Ministry as to compliance with the established administrative standards ; and

III-promote the elaboration and consolidation of the plans and programs of the activities of their area of competence and submit them to the higher decision.

Art. 6º The Subsecretion of Planning and Budget competes:

I-plan, coordinate and supervise the execution of activities related to the Federal Planning and Budget, Financial Administration and Accounting Systems, within the Ministry ;

II-promote the articulation with the central bodies of the systems referred to in the inciso I, informing and guiding the organs of the Ministry as to compliance with the established standards ;

III-coordinating the elaboration and consolidation of the Ministry's annual and multi-annual plans and programmes and subject them to the higher decision ;

IV-to monitor, consolidate and evaluate the results of the physical-financial execution of the Ministry's annual and multiannual plans and programmes, in articulation with the programme managers ;

V-develop the budgetary, financial and accounting execution activities within the Ministry ; and

VI-undertake account taken of the expense payers and other persons responsible for public goods and values and of all that der cause and loss, extraction or other irregularity that results in damage to the eryary.

Art. 7º To Legal Consulting competes:

I-advising the Minister of State on matters of a legal nature ;

II-to exercise the coordination of the legal activities of the Ministry and linked entities ;

III-fix the interpretation of the Constitution, laws, treaties and other normative acts, to be uniformly followed in its area of acting and coordination, when there is no normative orientation of the Advocate General of the Union ;

IV-draw up studies and prepare information, on request of the Minister of State ;

V-attend the Minister of State in the internal control of the administrative legality of the acts to be carried out by him or already effective, and of those coming from organ or entity under his legal coordination ; and

VI-to examine, prior and conclusively, within the Ministry:

a) the texts of the tender edible, as well as those of the respective contracts or congenial instruments, to be published and concluded ; and

(b) the acts by which if it is to recognize the unchargeability, or decide the bidding waiver.

Single Paragraph. The Legal Consultancy, the organ administratively subordinate to the Minister of State, still exercises the role of the Union Advocacy-General's sector-general.

Section II

Of The Natural Specific Organs

Art. 8º To the Office of Fundamental Education competes:

I-plan, guide and coordinate, nationally, the policy formulation process for fundamental education, in all its modalities and forms, as well as foster the implementation of policies through technical cooperation and financial, aiming at ensuring the equality of the education offer and the student's stay at the school ;

II-develop actions aiming at improving the quality of learning in the area of fundamental education, having the school as the main focus of its acting ;

III-develop actions objecting to decreased repeat indexes, improving learning levels in fundamental education ;

IV-develop actions objecting to the decrease in youth illiteracy indexes, in the poorest regions of the Country, with particular attention to the age range of fifteen to nineteen years ;

V-ensure access to the school for the population in the age range of seven to fourteen years, with special attention to those who are, still, outside the school ;

VI-encouraging the improvement of the quality of child education ;

VII-supporting the functioning of the school in Indigenous communities ; and

VIII-to ensure compliance with legal devices concerning fundamental education.

Art. 9º To the Department of Fundamental Education Policy competes:

I-subsidizing the formulation of the fundamental education policy, as well as the definition of strategies and technical-pedagogical guidelines ;

II-propose and coordinate actions of technical cooperation with the fundamental education systems targeting their effective development and by ensuring the training of the education for the exercise of citizenship ; and

III-propose and support the articulation with governmental and non-governmental organizations to strengthen the development of fundamental education.

Art. 10. To the Department of Development of Fundamental Education Systems competes:

I-adopt measures for the further improvement of the planning process of state and municipal elementary education systems ;

II-analyze financial feasibility and suitability for policies and educational guidelines of plans, programs and educational projects in the area of fundamental education ;

III-promote studies on the operation and the managerial performance of fundamental education systems ;

IV-orient state and municipal education systems in the formulation of standards and the establishment of standards to be adopted in elementary school educational institutions ;

V-propose criteria for the allocation of financial resources, in articulation with the competent bodies ;

VI-directly or indirectly track the execution of plans, programs and projects approved by the Registry ; and

VII-adopt measures for the articulation between state and municipal educational systems, aiming at improving the quality of fundamental education.

Art. 11. To the Department of Fundamental Education Projects competes:

I-subsidizing policy formulation and the definition of strategies for the implementation of projects in the area of fundamental education ;

II-propose criteria for setting guidelines, standards and technical standards that guide the execution of the projects in the area of fundamental education ; and

III-define and propose goals and objectives to be achieved in the implementation of the projects.

Art. 12. To the Registry of Middle and Technological Education competes:

I-plan, guide, coordinate and supervise the process of formulation and implementation of the medium and technological education policy ;

II-support the development of the education systems of medium and technological education, at the different levels of government, upon technical and financial support ;

III-establish mechanisms of articulation and integration with the productive sectors with regard to the quantitative and qualitative demand of professionals within the framework of technological education ;

IV-promote exchange with public and private bodies ; national, foreign and international ;

V-to ensure compliance with educational legislation within the framework of medium and technological education ; and

VI-supervising the activities developed by the Federal Agritechnical Schools, the Federal Technical Schools, the Federal Centers for Technological Education and the Pedro II College.

Art. 13. To the Superior Education Registry competes:

I-plan, guide, coordinate and supervise the process of formulation and implementation of national higher education policy ;

II-propose policies of expansion and supervision of higher education in line with the National Plan of Education ;

III-promoting and disseminating studies on higher education and its relations with society ;

IV-promote exchange with national and international entities on matters of their competence ;

V-supporting technical and financially the institutions of higher education ;

VI-articulating itself with other governmental and non-governmental bodies and institutions aiming for the improvement of Education ;

VII-acting as the Ministry's sector of science and technology for the purposes provided for in the legislation it has on the National System of Scientific and Technological Development ;

VIII-subsidizing the elaboration of projects and programs aimed at updating the federal education system ;

IX-to ensure compliance with educational legislation within the framework of higher education ; and

X-subsidizing the formulation of the offer policy and funding to the non-complimentary higher education student and supervise the programs aimed at that purpose.

Art. 14. To the Department of Higher Education Policy competes:

I-subsidize the formulation of the National Plan of Education within the framework of higher education ;

II-promote studies of strategic policies objecting to the development of higher education ;

III-promote and support cooperation programs between public and private higher education institutions ; and

IV-establish strategies for implementing the curricular guidelines approved by the National Board of Education.

Art. 15. To the Department for Development of Higher Education competes:

I-support higher educational institutions-IFES through budget resources for the execution of their activities ;

II-evaluate the managerial performance of federal higher education institutions ;

III-analyzing the accountability processes of the targeted or supervised institutions ;

IV-promote budget monitoring and the cost ascertaining of the targeted or supervised institutions ;

V-coordinate and monitor the execution of the management activities of the linked hospitals to federal institutions of higher education, targeting enhancement in the areas of human resources, managerial development and physical infrastructure and technology ;

VI-coordinate the implementation of the policy of the Student Financing Program ;

VII-keep up to date the cadaster of higher education institutions ; and

VIII-processing and analyzing the data that substantiates the activities of the Registry.

Art. 16. To the Department of Special Projects for Modernization and Qualification for Higher Education competes:

I-develop special promotion projects for higher education, aiming for the modernization and qualification of higher education institutions and university hospitals ;

II-promote and coordinate the deployment, monitoring and evaluation of the special promotion projects for higher education institutions and university hospitals ; and

III-supporting the implementation of special programmes aiming at the integration of higher education with society and, particularly, the interaction with local and regional reality.

Art. 17. To the Department of Supervision of Higher Education competes:

I-promote the implementation of the educational policies pertinent to higher education ;

II-propose criteria for the implementation of policies and strategic for the organization and supervision of higher education ;

III-develop guidelines and instruments for procedures for verification of existing conditions for credence non-university higher education institutions and to authorize undergraduate courses in higher education institutions new, in articulation with the committees aides appointed by the Superior Education Registry ;

IV-organize, monitor and coordinate the activities of committees designated for supervisory actions within the framework of higher education ;

V-promote supervision actions related to compliance with the educational legislation in force ;

VI-manage the process information and monitoring system ;

VII-subsidizing the National Board of Education on accreditation, recredencing of university higher education institutions, authorization, recognition and renewal of higher degree recognition ; and

VIII-supporting the implementation of teaching and extension programmes, aiming at the suitability of institutions of higher education to local and regional reality and their integration with society.

Art. 18. To the Office of Special Education competes:

I-plan, guide, coordinate and supervise the process of formulation and implementation of the National Policy of Special Education ;

II-support, technical and financially, the special education education systems ;

III-set guidelines for the organization of the special education education systems ;

IV-promote articulation with national, foreign and international bodies, aiming at improving the care in the area of special education ;

V-orientate and monitor the elaboration and definition of plans, programs and projects in the area of special education ;

VI-evaluate plans, programs and projects developed by the public and private systems of teaching, supported, technical and financially, by the Registry ; and

VII-to ensure compliance with national legislation pertinent to special education.

Art. 19. To the Office of Distance Education competes:

I-plan, guide, coordinate and supervise the process of formulation and implementation of distance education policy ;

II-articulate with the other organs of the Ministry, the Education Secretaries of the States, the Municipalities and the Federal District, with the public and private telecommunications networks, and with the class associations for the improvement of the distance education process ;

III-plan, coordinate and supervise the execution of capacity-building programs, guidance and support to teachers in the area of distance education ;

IV-support the adoption of educational and pedagogical technologies that assist learning in the distance education system ;

V-promote studies for identification of educational needs, aiming at the development of the production and dissemination of distance education programs ;

VI-plan, implement and evaluate distance education programs in the States, Municipalities and in the Federal District, in articulation with the Education Secretaries of Federation Units and with the telecommunications network ;

VII-promote technical and financial cooperation between the Union, States, the Federal District and Municipalities and national, foreign and international bodies for the development of distance education programs ; and

VIII-optimizing the technological infrastructure of the media, aiming for the improvement of teaching.

Art. 20. To the Department of Education Policy to Distance competes:

I-plan and coordinate actions aiming at the implementation of programs and educational projects ;

II-follow up and monitor the implementation and development of distance education by means of programmes on television networks ;

III-promote and coordinate distance education programs, for all levels of education ;

IV-promote and coordinate projects aimed at improving the quality of distance education ;

V-coordinate programs and actions developed in conjunction with the state, municipal and Federal District Education Secretaries and with other institutions in the area of distance education ; and

VI-define and propose criteria for the acquisition and production of distance education programs.

Art. 21. To the Department of Informatics in Distance Education competes:

I-plan and coordinate actions targeting the execution of educational informatics projects ;

II-foster the development of the support infrastructure in the area of informatics with the education systems in the States, Municipalities and Federal District ;

III-supporting the development of computer technologies and their use by fundamental, middle and higher education and in special education ;

IV-conduct studies and research aiming to get to know national and foreign production, in the area of informatics, geared towards distance learning, at its different levels ; and

V-promote the development of research on educational informatics programs.

Art. 22. To the Department of Production and Disclosure of Educational Programs competes:

I-propose the production of educational programmes and printed material ;

II-draw up projects for the production of educational, post-production programmes, as well as the acquisition of productions with third parties ;

III-subsidizing the pedagogical sector in the design of educational programmes and printed material ;

IV-coordinate and monitor productions to be borne by third parties ; and

V-indicate the means appropriate to the diffusion and dissemination of distance education programmes.

Art. 23. To the Registry of the National Scholarship Program competes:

I-plan, guide, coordinate, and supervise the process of formulating and implementing the National Minimum Income Guarantee Program Linked to Education "Exchange School" ;

II-articulate with the Municipalities and the Federal District, so as to stimulate the adherence of those in the national programme ;

III-articulate with federal public bodies responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics and information relevant to the program ;

IV-carry out the procedures for the granting, maintenance and payment of the Union's liability benefits ;

V-periodically evaluate the execution of the program ; and

VI-conduct internal and external audits in the cadasters and procedures relating to the programme.

Art. 24. The Benjamin Constant Institute competes:

I-subsidizing the formulation of the National Policy of Special Education in the area of visual impairmentation ;

II-promote the education of visually impaired, upon their maintenance as a fundamental education body, aiming to ensure educational care and preparation for the work of blind and vision persons, as well as developing experiences in the pedagogical field of the visual disability area ;

III-promoting and realizing human resource empowerment programs in the visual impairment area ;

IV-promote, carry out and disseminate studies and research in the pedagogical, psychosocial, ophthalmological, prevention of causes of integration blindness and reintegration of blind and vision-reduced people to the community ;

V-promote programs for dissemination and exchange of experience, knowledge and technological innovations in the area of care for blind and reduced vision people ;

VI-elaborating and producing teaching-pedagogical material for the teaching of blind and reduced vision ;

VII-supporting technical and financially the education systems and institutions acting in the area of visual impairmentation, in articulation with the Special Education Registry ;

VIII-promote pedagogical development targeting the enhancement and updating of instructional resources ;

IX-develop rehabilitation programs, labor market research and professional forward promotion promotion to enable, to blind and vision people, the full exercise of citizenship ; and

X-acting permanently together with the society, by means of mass communication and other resources, targeting the rescue of the social image of blind and reduced vision people.

Art. 25. The National Institute of Deaf Education competes:

I-subsidizing the formulation of the National Policy of Special Education in the area of hearing impairability ;

II-promote and realize human resource capacity-building programs in the area of hearing impairment ;

III-to technically watch the education systems targeting educational care for hearing impaired, in articulation with the Special Education Registry ;

IV-promote exchange with educational associations and institutions of the Country, aiming to encourage the integration of hearing impaired ;

V-promote hearing impaired education by means of its maintenance as a fundamental education body and medium education, aiming to ensure educational care and preparation for the work of deaf people, as well as develop experiences in the pedagogical field in the area of hearing impairability ;

VI-promote, carry out and disseminate studies and research in the areas of deafness prevention, evaluation of the methods and techniques used and development of didactic resources, aiming at improving the quality of disability care auditory ;

VII-promote programmes for the exchange of experience, knowledge and innovations in the area of hearing impaired education ;

VIII-elaborating and producing teaching-pedagogical material for the teaching of hearing impaired ;

IX-promote constant action together with society, through mass media and other resources, targeting the rescue of the social image of the hearing impaired ; and

X-develop rehabilitation programs, labor market research, and professional forward promotion with the purpose of enabling people to surf the full exercise of citizenship.

Section III

Representation

Art. 26. The Representation in the State of São Paulo competes to perform the activities of the Ministry in the State, as well as others committed to it by the Minister of State for Education.

Art. 27. The Representation in the State of Rio de Janeiro competes for the acts of management of inactive staff and pensioner, as well as providing Cabinet support from the Minister, in the respective state.

Section IV

The Collegiate Body

Art. 28. The National Education Council is to exercise the competencies that it treats Law No. 4,024 of December 20, 1961, with the amendments laid down in Law No. 9,131 of November 24, 1995.

CHAPTER IV

OF THE ALLOCATIONS OF LEADERS

I Section

From the Executive Secretary

Art. 29. To the Executive Secretary it is incumbent:

I-co-ordinate, consolidate and submit to the Minister of State the Ministry's overall plan of action ;

II-supervise and evaluate the execution of projects and activities of the Ministry ;

III-supervising and coordinating the articulation of the organs of the Ministry with the central bodies of the systems relating to the area of competence of the General Secretariat-Executiva; and

IV-exercise other assignments that are committed to it by the Minister of State.

Section II

Of Secretaries

Art. 30. The Secretaries must plan, direct, coordinate, guide, monitor and evaluate the execution of the activities of the units that integrate their respective Secretaries, and to exercise other assignments that are committed to them in internal regiment.

Section III

Of the other Leaders

Art. 31. To the Chief Minister's Office, the Legal Adviser, the Directors, the Representatives and the other leaders is to plan, direct, coordinate, guide, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of the activities of the respective units and of the projects and programs and to exercise other assignments that are committed to them, in their respective areas of competence.

CHAPTER V

DAS GENERAL PROVISIONS

Art. 32. The internal regiments will define the detailing of the integral bodies of the Regimental Structure, the competencies of the respective units and the assignments of their leaders.